North East News

Centre to hold meeting of NE chief ministers on terror: Kiren Rijiju

 The central government would soon hold a meeting with all chief ministers of the eight northeastern states to discuss the security threat by jihadi groups, union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijju said here on Friday.

PM likely to inaugurate railway service to Arunachal Pradesh in February: CM Tuki

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to visit Arunachal Pradesh for the first time in February next, is likely to inaugurate the railway service here, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said after inspecting the Naharlagun railway station.

Territory claim, boundary row kept Arunachal in news in 2014

Resurfacing of China's claim over Arunachal territory, boundary row with Assam, installation of a new Congress government, Nido Tania death and breakdown in the law and order situation were some of the issues that hogged limelight in Arunachal Pradesh during 2014.

Arunachal Pradesh requests NCST to make corrections in nomenclature

Arunachal Pradesh has requested the National Commission for Schedule Tribe and the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs to make necessary corrections in the nomenclature of various tribes of the state which are wrongly depicted.

Two UALA militants killed in encounter

Two hardcore militants of Meghalaya-based United Achik Liberation Army (UALA) were killed in an encounter with a joint Army and police team in Assam's Goalpara district close to Meghalaya border on Thursday.

Taga alleges anomalies in APPSCCE exam

Opposition on Thursday alleged gross anomalies in the conduct of this year's APPSCCE (Main) exam and demanded the state government to cancel the entire examination keeping in view the future of the students.

No plans to create separate time zone for North East: Govt

The government has no plans to create a separate time zone for seven North Eastern states, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Rio writes to Raju over Dimapur airport

Lone Member of Lok Sabha from Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, has drawn the attention of the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, PA Gajapathi Raju, towards Dimapur airport which has been equipped and authorised for night landing with the Instrument Landing System (ILS) facility but has not been utilised.

Doctors end strike in Rama Krishna Mission hospital

The agitating doctors of Rama Krishna Mission Hospital here ended their three-day strike on Thursday after Home Minister Tang Byaling assured them of providing security during duty.

SIT to investigate murder of former Mizoram minister's widow

A special investigation team (SIT) would be constituted to investigate the reported murder of 83-year-old widow widow of former finance minister John Lalsangzuala, police said on Thursday.

Govt planning to construct road in Arunachal Pradesh: VK Singh

Government is planning to construct a road in Arunachal Pradesh to provide connectivity to people living in area bordering China, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Ask CBI to probe chit fund companies, Tripura to PM Modi

Tripura has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the CBI to probe the activities of chit fund companies and unauthorised collection of funds in the northeastern state, a minister said here on Wednesday.

Committee submits report on State Civil Services paper leak

A committee set up to probe the question paper leak of the civil services (Mains) exam conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission in September last has submitted its report to the state government.

Double benefits to "converted" tribals should be stopped in Arunachal Pradesh

The Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) has urged the National Commission for Schedule Tribe (NCST) not to give double benefits to tribals in the state who have converted to minority communities.

Absconding prisoner arrested in Mizoram

Aizawl: A murder convict, who escaped jail over a year ago, was arrested from Lunglei district in Mizoram, police said Wednesday.

Tripura emerges as only power surplus state in northeast

Agartala: Tripura, ravaged by insurgency for more than three decades, made considerable progress in the commercial sectors and emerged as the only power surplus state in the northeastern region in 2014.

756 people arrested in arms case in Nagaland

Kohima: A total of 756 people were arrested in 671 cases of arms and ammunition during the last five years in Nagaland, Home Minister Y Patton informed the state Assembly today.

BJP launches 'NaMo India' project in Arunachal Pradesh

The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP has launched among its party cadres here some local products following the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign for 'Make in India'.

Nagaland Assembly adjourned sine die

Nagalan Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Tuesday laid in the state Assembly a copy of the Annual Administrative Report for 2009-10 of the Nagaland State Mineral Development Corporation Limited and the Nagaland Information Commission for 2013-14.

RKM Hospital Doctors Assoc to shutdown medical services

The Doctors Association of Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) Hospital here has decided to shutdown medical services, including emergency, starting from December 16 to 18 next in protest against assault of a medical officer on December 13 last.

One killed, five injured in Manipur blast

A 28-year-old youth was killed and five others were injured when unidentified militants triggered a bomb blast here Monday, police said.

Imphal blast kills two labourers

A man, who was injured in the bomb blast in Imphal town, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital here on Monday, taking the death toll in the militant attack to two.

Tripura launches probe into hoarding of flight tickets

Agartala: Tripura Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has launched a probe into hoarding of flight tickets and manipulation of their rates, officials said here Monday.

Maj Gen P Nagesh Rao takes over command at Red Shield Div

Major General P Nagesh Rao has taken over the Command of Red Shield Division, the premier Army formation in Manipur, official sources said.

Nagaland assembly to have one-day winter session

The Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) will have a one-day Winter Session on Tuesday.

Imphal: One dead in blast near Mahatma Gandhi Avenue

A bomb blast near Mahatma Gandhi Avenue here on Monday killed one person and left five others injured.

Meghalaya rivers turn blue, pollution blamed; environmentalists demand action

Sonapyrdi: Two rivers flowing towards Bangladesh in eastern Meghalaya have turned blue apparently due to "high acid" content leading to demand from environment activists to take immediate action to check pollution.

Bru repatriation took centrestage in Mizoram politics

Aizawl: The problem of Bru refugees lodged in relief camps in Tripura since 1997 continued to remain at the centrestage of politics and a social irritant in Mizoram during 2014.

Modi promotes northeast as tourist destination

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday sought to promote India`s northeast as a tourist destination and urged people to visit the region if they wanted to see the beauty of nature.

EC appoints gymnast Dipa Karmakar as Tripura poll icon

The Election Commission has appointed ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar as Tripura state's election icon to popularise the election-related matters, a top official said here Friday.